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Saturday26 July 2014

RIBA awards 2012 Boyd Auger scholarship

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Jo Ashbridge studied at Bath and Cambridge

Architecture graduate Jo Ashbridge has been awarded the RIBA’s 2012 Boyd Auger scholarship.

The prize, worth £5,000, will enable her to start a year-long research project on housing and disaster relief in flood-prone Bangladesh.

Ashbridge, who studied at the universities of Bath and Cambridge, won the scholarship on the back of her project ‘The role of earth architecture and construction within a disaster risk reduction framework for areas at risk of flooding across Bangladesh’.

She said: “My drive is to create innovative architectural and associated infrastructure solutions that are sensitive to the environment, culture and traditions whilst responding to the needs of affected populations following natural disasters and conflicts.”

RIBA head of education projects John-Paul Nunes said: “We are delighted to award her the scholarship and look forward to see how this unique project progresses.

“We are also very grateful to Mrs Margot Auger for donating the funds towards setting up the RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship which has enabled us to support talented students over the past four years.”

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  • kamiichi

    Does Bath do anything "interesting" apart from rammed earth construction?

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  • zecks_marquise

    I know jobs are rare but how exactly is she supposed to live on £5K?

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